I've always wondered if there was a connection between Vader's attire, and that of the Imperial navy troopers. The designs aren't interchangeable. Vader's helmet for example is a lot smaller and, obviously, the Navy Troopers don't wear masks or capes. That being the case though I've always thought that the designs were too similar to be coincidental. I've heard somewhere that Palpatine modeled Vader's suit after the ancient Sith. Could the same be true of the Navy Troopers, to a lesser extent? Here's a few pictures for comparison: Here's the trooper's helmets from the back, and where the parallel is most apparent. General Veers also has a helmet that's basically the same as Vader's, except green. Maybe I'm looking too much into it. Still, though, thoughts?